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Angry White House Reporters Blast 'Useless' Sean Spicer

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Parmenio Sano | 20 Giugno, 2017, 00:31

"I don't know what world we're living in right now", Acosta said on air after White House press secretary Sean Spicer took questions from reporters but didn't allow video or audio coverage of the exchanges. "We're standing at the White House and they bring us into the briefing room here at the White House and they won't answer these questions on camera or let us record the audio". My guess is because they want their evasive answers not saved for posterity.

Acosta said on CNN that Spicer is getting to the point "where he's just kind of useless" and called the briefings "basically pointless".

Maybe the White House is headed down the same path as the State Department, which held: zero briefings in January, zero in February, 10 in March (four off-camera), six in April (two off-camera), zero in May, and four in June, so far. There is a clear campaign of information suppression happening. Earlier this month, the White House banned networks from carrying briefings live.

Trump has turned off the cameras because he wants to keep the American people in the dark.


Press Secretary Sean Spicer will soon be taking on a new role at the White House, overseeing the entire communications operation including the press office while giving up some of his day-to-day duties at the podium, Fox News has learned.

"If he can't come out and answer the questions, and they're just not going to do this on camera or audio, why are we even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place?"

In addition to briefings occurring less frequently, Spicer and Sanders increasingly fail to give adequate answers to basic questions, such as whether the president believes in climate change.

HuffPost asked Acosta how reporters could push back against the White House's restrictions. Acosta asked. "It's freakish".

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